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Ankita Amar To Play Leading Lady In RJ Mayuraa’s ‘Aba Jaba Daba’

Only hours ago, the team of ‘Aba Jaba Daba’ made the all-important announcement concerning the film’s male lead. With the ‘Dia’ actor Pruthvi Ambaar playing the part, the team has released yet another exciting update via social media to reveal that popular TV actress Ankita Amar has been roped in as the film’s leading lady. A special poster, just as with the previous announcement, was released earlier today to mark the auspicious occasion of Sankranthi. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ankita Amar (@ankita.amar) By virtue of this role, Ankita Amar makes her official debut in films. Having reportedly been offered roles in multiple projects before, Ankita sought the right one to make the switch and RJ Mayuraa’s fantasy rom-com seems to have had the right charm. Ankita is currently playing the role of Meera in the hit TV serial ‘Nammane Yuvarani’ and has risen…

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Puneeth Rajkumar’s ‘James’ To Release On March 17?

The makers of late Puneeth Rajkumar starring ‘James’ are leaving no stone unturned to release James on March 17 on the birthday of the power star. The project helmed by Chethan Kumar sees Puneeth Rajkumar and Priya Anand sharing screen space for the second time after Raajakumara. The project which has been shot in North Karnataka has action and family elements. The posters have already increased the curiosity of cine philes. It is reported that the film is currently in post-production stage. The dubbing portions of all the characters has been completed except Puneeth’s portions. The team was planning to release teaser and poster in the coming months which has been held back due to spike in covid cases. The team is trying it’s best to retain Puneeth’s original voice for his character by using modern technology. James also has Adithya Menon, Srikanth and Anu Prabhakar in prominent roles. The movie is backed…

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‘Mafia’: First Character Sketch Of D. Sathyanarayana

The making of ‘Mafia’ is currently in full swing. The team, post a few significant changes, began filming with full gusto about five weeks ago and Prajwal Devaraj, the film’s lead, took to social media a short while ago to reveal the first character sketch of his role. The special poster, presenting Prajwal’s intense cop avatar in the film, also reveals that his character is named D. Sathyanarayana. “The demons don’t know they are fighting the DEVIL. Revealing to you the first character sketch of Sathya – @ D SATHYANARAYANA,” wrote Prajwal in his post to share the intriguing side of his character. The actor had previously revealed in an exclusive chat that ‘Mafia’, the film, is mainly concerned with a crooked human trafficking nexus and Prajwal plays a cop in the film whose rather peculiar methods come to the fore when he tries to…

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Anish Tejeshwar Announces His Next Movie ‘Benki’

Actor Anish Tejeshwar’s 11th film has been titled as Benki. The first look poster and title has been revealed on the occasion of his birthday today. Sharing few posters from the film, Anish on his social media posted, “Very happy to announce my next movie #Benki “ The project is being produced by Anish himself is directed by Shaan. Sampada Hulivana, who was seen in Nikhil Kumaraswamy’s Rider, will play the female lead in the movie. According a report, “The movie which has a horror comedy element highlights brothr and sister bonding is set in a village.” Sruthi Patil will be seen as a sister in the film. In an interview with us, she had told, ““I play Anish’s sister, Seetha, an educated girl from a village, who faces hurdles in life due to a guy who was to marry her. In fact, the entire story rides on…

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Sandalwood Industry Mourns The Demise Of Renowned Writer Champa

Actors from the Sandalwood industry have condoled the death of renowned Kannada writer Champa on social media platforms. Chandrashekhar Patil also known as Champa passed away in Bengaluru at a private hospital today due to age related illness. He was 82. Expressing the grief, Chetan on his twitter page posted, We have lost progressive intellectual & writer #Champa Sir today For the past 15 years, I have had the privilege of sharing the stage w/ him on several occasions The events include: Kannada Rajyotsava, ‘I Am Gauri’, anti-Hindi movement in Bengaluru, & others We will miss him(sic)” Actor Sharan and actress-turned-politician Sumalatha Ambareesh have also shared condolence messages for the loss of Champa on Facebook. Champa was born in Haveri district. He worked as a English professor at Karnatak University in Dharwad. He had served as chairman of Kannada Development Authority and president of the Kannada Sahitya Parishat. He was also involved in…

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Sandalwood Braces Itself As State Announces New Theatre Occupancy Guidelines

The past two years have been a taxing period for the Kannada Film Industry. During the course, many film releases have been delayed and productions have had to be stalled due to the repeated onset of the coronavirus pandemic. While filmmakers have steadily grown prudent and adjusted to the bizarreness of it all, many other components of the industry are struggling to cope with such a tricky situation. And now, just as the Kannada Film Industry regains some of its lost momentum through a great box office run over the past couple of months, the pandemic seems to have taken a new shape to play spoilsport. With the onslaught of the new Omicron variant already on its way, the government of Karnataka has cited early precaution and released a new set of guidelines for the general public which, just as in the past, significantly affect the…

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Yogaraj Bhat, Kourava Venkatesh Prep For ‘Garadi’ At Mysuru Gymnasium

Yogaraj Bhat’s upcoming venture ‘Garadi’, starring Yashas Surya and Rachita Ram in the lead, has reportedly taken off already. The director, as per the latest online reports, was spotted at a Garadi mane, or a traditional Indian gymnasium, in Mysuru along with stunt director Kourava Venkatesh for the purpose of research and ideation for the film. ‘Garadi’, the film, is set in entirely in North Karnataka and will be shot in historical places such as Badami and Aihole. Former cop and actor B.C. Patil produces the film with V. Harikrishna composing the score and Challenging Star Darshan, who launched the film recently, is playing a special role in the film. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝐘𝐎𝐆𝐀𝐑𝐀𝐉 𝐁𝐇𝐀𝐓 (@yogarajbhatofficial) Yashas Surya stars in the film as the male lead whereas Rachita Ram, one of the current leading actresses in the industry, plays the female lead. The actress…

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‘Gajanana And Gang’ To Release On February 4, 2022

Much like December, the upcoming February too is all set to be an exciting month for all the Kannada cinema patrons. With ‘Old Monk’ and ‘Love Mocktail 2’ releasing on the 11th of February and the mighty ‘Vikrant Rona’ on the 24th, the stage was already set for a super fun outing at the cinema halls. And now, to make things better, ‘Gajanana and Gang’ joins the list of releases in February. The Shri Mahadev and Aditi Prabhudeva starrer will a worldwide release on the 4th of February (2022). ‘Gajanana and Gang’ will be Shri Mahadev’s second feature after making a promising debut in films about three years ago with ‘Iruvudella Bittu’. Post the debut, Shri went on to garner many credible offers which, however, remained unreleased due to the pandemic. He will soon be seen in films like ‘Hondisi Bareyiri’ which features an ensemble cast…

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‘Huttu Habbada Shubhashayagalu’ To Release On December 31

It was reported recently that the makers of ‘Ombattane Dikku’ had pushed the release of the film from December 31st to January 28th (2022) so as to accommodate a wider release across Karnataka. The film, which starts Yogesh and Aditi Prabhudeva in the lead, was previously slated to clash with ‘Love You Racchu’ on the 31st but the makers, citing fewer theatrical slots as the main reason, have now chosen a different date for their release. However, fans will get to witness a box office clash, nevertheless, as the Diganth Manchale starrer ‘Huttu Habbada Shubhashayagalu’ gears up for a release on the 31st of December. Diganth took to social media a short while to make the announcement and also reveal his excitement for the release. View this post on Instagram A post shared by diganthmanchale (@diganthmanchale) Directed by Nagaraju Bethur and produced by Dr. T.R. Chandrashekar,…

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‘Ombattane Dikku’ To Release On January 28, 2022

The Yogesh-Aditi Prabhudeva starrer ‘Ombattane Dikku’ was earlier scheduled for a theatrical release on the 31st of December (2021). However, owing to box office clashes and the resulting unavailability of sufficient theatre slots, the team has now decided on pushing the release by four weeks – ‘Ombattane Dikku’ will now hit the big screens on the 28th of January, 2022. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dayal Padmanabhan (@filmmaker_dayal_padmanabhan) Director Dayal Padmanabhan took to social media to send out a video message to all fans. He stated that the makers chose to postpone the release due to factors like theatre availability and in order to ensure box office returns, the change in plans seemed warranted. Previously, ‘Ombattane Dikku’ was slated for a box office with the Ajai Rao – Rachita Ram starrer ‘Love You Rachchu’ on the 31st of December. Ombattane Dikku will be Aditi Prabhudeva’s…

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Adhvithi Shetty: ‘I Have Begun Learning Telugu’

Adhvithi Shetty is the latest actor from the Kannada film industry to make her presence felt in Telugu films. She has signed up for a film called Mr Begger, which will see her share screen space with Sampoornesh. An elated Adhvithi tells us, “I am looking forward to embarking on an exciting journey. Working in the new industry, meeting new people, learning new things about filmmaking is the best way to start the New Year. Even though we will begin shoot only next month, I have begun learning Telugu to help me prepare for my role better.” Yet another reason why this film has her excited is the fact that this one will be a comedy film. “I play the role of Nandini, daughter of an antagonist. She comes from an affluent family and has certain values which she never wants to give up in her life. Mr Beggar is an out…

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Jaggesh Starts Shooting For ‘Raghavendra Stores’ In Mysuru

Actor Jaggesh has begun shooting for his upcoming film Raghavendra Stores in Mysuru. The project marks his collaboration with Santhosh Ananddram for the first time. Jaggesh recently had shared a video on his social media pages from the sets of the movie in Mysuru. The shoot is currently under progress at an old choultry in Mysuru where key portions of Rathnan Prapancha was also captured. Raghavendra Stores which is considered as a comic entertainer will see Jaggesh in a traditional look throughout the movie. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝐉𝐀𝐆𝐆𝐄𝐒𝐇 𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐆𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐀 (@actor_jaggesh) In an interview with Bangalore Times, Karthik Gowda had said, “The movie will leave everyone in splits which will be a treat for the people of all age groups.” Meanwhile, Jaggesh has also commenced shooting for Ranganayaka. The film which marks the collaboration of him with Guruprasad for the third time after Eddelu Manjunath and Matta will be made under the…

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Rashmika Mandanna: ‘I’m Very Excited For The Release Of ‘Pushpa: The Rise’

Allu Arjun starrer ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ is heading to the big screens this Friday (Dec 17). The film is releasing in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam languages and the expectations for the film have skyrocketed. Allu Arjun is appearing in a rugged avatar as the titular character and South cinema’s lucky charm Rashmika Mandanna is playing the leading lady. The team is on a promotional spree. While promoting the film in Mumbai, when Rashmika Mandanna was asked about her experience being a part of ‘Pushpa: The Rise’, the diva shared, “I am very excited for the release of ‘Pushpa: The Rise’. I am super happy. Coming to working in the film, I am been blessed to have been doing a film like this.” Rashmika Mandanna was also elated by the reception the film and the team received in Mumbai. She said, “And I am so happy…

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K. S. Chithra Congratulates P Jayachandran For Bagging JC Daniel Award

P Jayachandran, the playback singer whom we Malayalis fondly call ‘Bhava Gayakan’ was honored by the JC Daniel Award for the year 2020 for his spellbinding music contributions to the film industry. He has sung over 10,000 songs in various languages such as Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, and Malayalam. Recently the legendary singer K.S Chithra took to her Instagram handle to praise the veteran on his award win. Sharing the appreciation post K.S Chithra wrote: “ Heartiest Congratulations to Shri P Jayachandran chettan on winning the JC Daniel Award.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by K S Chithra (@kschithra) The picture that K.S Chithra shared on her Instagram handle featured P Jayachandran standing next to her. The post was flooded with comments from the fans appreciating his win and one of the fans said:” Much deserved award P Jayachandran sir..” P Jayachandran has received Kerala State film…

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Samyuktha Hegde On Body Positivity: ‘No One Was Born Perfect’

The “body positivity” cause seems to be gaining some traction in the Kannada Film Industry as Samyuktha Hegde, following Parul Yadav’s recent post, now comes out with her own earnest plea. The ‘Kirik Party’ actor shared a picture of her toned figure in her most recent post (for reasons beyond vanity) and wrote a heartfelt message alongside to urge people, especially in the digital space, to be kind to another and desist from body shaming. “Everyone is fighting their silent battles, don’t make judgments based on what you see, some people are trying to lose weight while some are trying to gain, some stay fit their whole lives by constantly putting efforts. No one is LUCKY. No one was born perfect and there is no journey to attain perfection cause it does not exist. Being healthy mentally and physically is important, training and nourishing your body…

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Parul Yadav As She Congratulates Harnaaz Sandhu: ‘It’s Time We Move Away From Stereotype’

The news of Harnaaz Sandhu being crowned Miss Universe at the 70th iteration of the beauty pageant has been received with great jubilation. The 21-year-old model from Punjab brought the crown back home after a gap of 21 years with Lara Dutta being the most recent winner in 2000. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the biggest superstars in India, many have taken to social media to congratulate Harnaaz Sandhu on the feat. And in the same vein came Kannada actor Parul Yadav’s post which not only lauded Harnaaz on her achievement but also highlighted an important aspect concerning body stereotyping and conventional beauty standards. “Congratulations to @HarnaazSandhu03 on such a historic win! 👑 Was truly an exemplary representative of 🇮🇳…may you reign supreme! Aaj har Hindustani ko aap par naaz hai! 👏🏻💫. So while I can’t deny that seeing #Harnaaz win brought happy tears to my eyes I have to…

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‘Gajanana And Gang’ Trailer To Release On December 22

The official trailer of ‘Gajanana and Gang‘ starring Aditi Prabhudeva and Shri will be out on December 22. ‘Gajanana and Gang’, which is touted as college caper, sees Aditi and Shri sharing screen space for the first time on the silver screen. The movie is directed by Abhishek Shetty, who had earlier directed Nam Gani B.Com pass. View this post on Instagram A post shared by abhishek shetty (@abhishek_shetty_official) Shri Mahadev, who is seen as a lover boy is back to playing lead role after three years. Gajanana and Gang portrays Shri in a mass makeover. The film has a a college based love story which will see a gang of friends playing all sorts of antics in the campus. Pradyottan, who is a basically a Telugu music director has composed the music. The film team recently released a song sung by Late Puneeth Rajkumar which topped music charts. Nagesh Kumar US is the producer of…

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Darling Krishna Starts Dubbing For ‘Luckyman’

Actor Krishna, popular referred to as Darling Krishna, is currently busy with an array of projects and one among them is choreographer Nagendra Prasad’s ‘Lucky Man’. The film’s an official remake of the Tamil hit ‘Oh My Kadavule!’ and marks the return of Nagendra Prasad’s return to Kannada cinema after a considerable gap. Another highlight of the film happens to be a special cameo appearance by the late Puneeth Rajkumar who will also be seen shaking a leg with dance legend Prabhu Deva. Darling Krishna took to social media very recently to share the update that he has begun dubbing for the film. He would also share a glimpse from the scene that also features Puneeth Rajkumar and expressed that sharing the screen with the Powerstar will always remain a special experience for him. “Started dubbing for #Luckyman movie. Dubbing these scenes were the toughest part. Shooting for this…

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‘Aana’ To Release On December 17

The trailer of Aditi Prabhudeva-starrer, Aana, was released recently, and the team has now announced the release date. The directorial debut of Manoj P Nadalumane, which is billed to be the first female superhero film in Kannada, is slated for December 17 release. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ADITI PRABHUDEVA (@aditiprabhudeva) The film has passed the censor Board with a U/A certificate. The first-time director, in his previous interview with CE, revealed that his film will not just highlight the hero and heroine, but will give a lot of scope for the technicians. Aditi plays the titular role in Aana, which is made by UK Productions. The film has Ritvik Muralidhar scoring the music, and the cinematographer is Uday Leela.

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Raj B Shetty’s First Single Titled ‘Alla Naveena’

After wowing us with his acting and directing in Ondu Motteya Kathe and Garuda Gamana Vrishaba Vahana, Raj B Shetty now make a mark with his first single. Titled Alla Naveena, the song will be out in Kannada and Tamil, and the music video will mark the directorial debut of lyricist Nagarjun Sharma, who is known for writing Hands Up from Avane Srimannarayana. The peppy song will have Raj B Shetty sharing screen space with newcomer Atharvaa and Spoorthi Udimane. Penned by the director himself, the song will be a comedy-pathos song, which Nagarjun calls a ‘Single for singles’. With Anthony Daasan singing both the versions composed by Anand Raja, Muruga Master of the reality show Raja Rani-fame is choreographing the number, which is shot by Vishwas Koundanya. The entire track was shot in a resort in Bengaluru. The song is to be out on Paramavah Music and Iira music channel…

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‘Rider’: Special Pre-Release Event On December 19

As the countdown to the release begins, team ‘Rider’ has decided on taking things up a notch with a special pre-release event. As per the latest reports, the event shall be held on the 19th of December in Mandya, a region with which the lead actor Nikhil Kumaraswamy shares a special connection. The same reports reveal that the makers of ‘Rider’ are currently working on a theatre list for the release on December 24th, with over 300 theatres as part of the plan. ‘Rider’ has been produced by Chandru Manoharan and Sunil Gowda with Vijay Kumar Konda directing it. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nikhil Kumaraswamy (@nikhilgowda_jaguar) This will be Nikhil Kumaraswamy’s fourth film as an actor after making his debut back in 2016 with ‘Jaguar’. ‘Rider’ also stars Kashmira Pardeshi who plays the female lead while well-known actors like Dattanna, Rajesh Nataranga, Achyuth Kumar,…

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‘KGF: Chapter 2’: Sanjay Dutt Finishes Dubbing Session

Actor Sanjay Dutt has wrapped up his dubbing part for ‘KGF: Chapter 2’. On Tuesday, Sanjay took to Instagram and shared a glimpse of the dubbing session. He posted a photograph of him sitting in a dubbing studio. Along with the post, Sanjay wrote, “Adheera is back in action! The dubbing sessions are done for #KGFChapter2 and is on its way to theaters near you on 14th April 2022.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) ‘KGF: Chapter 2’ is a follow-up of the Kannada blockbuster ‘KGF: Chapter 1’. Starring South star Yash in the lead, the first part’s narrative follows an underdog who later becomes a dangerous gangster. The upcoming sequel is said to follow the power struggle between Rocky (Yash) and Adheera (Sanjay). Apart from Yash and Sanjay Dutt, the movie will also star Bollywood actor Raveena…

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Kichcha Sudeep Shares Release Date Motion Poster Of ‘Vikrant Rona’

The makers of the 3D fantasy action-adventure Kannada film, ‘Vikrant Rona’, on Tuesday, have announced that the film will release on February 24, 2022. The film stars Kichcha Sudeep in the lead role. Taking to his Twitter handle, the actor shared the release date motion poster of the film, in which he can be seen sitting on a bike in a dark jungle. Written and directed by Anup Bhandari, reports suggest Jacqueline Fernandez will feature in an extended cameo appearance in the film, while Nirup Bhandari and debutante Neetha Ashok will star in the lead roles. Presented by ZEE Studios and Kichcha Creatiions, the movie is produced by Shalini Manjunath and Jack Manjunath and co-produced by Alankar Pandian under the banners of Shalini Artss, and Invenio Films India.

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‘Vikrant Rona’ Release Date Announcement On December 7

As the Indian audience slowly warms up to the upcoming big movie season, the makers of ‘Vikrant Rona’ are here with an update to make things only better. Among the many giants that are slated to release in the coming few months, namely ‘RRR’, ‘K.G.F: Chapter 2’, and others, Anup Bhandari’s fantasy horror flick rates somewhere at the top with many deeming it to be a new benchmark for Indian cinema with respect to visual effects and imagination. The team, now, is all set to announce the all-important release date on the 7th of December at 11:05 am exactly. “Vikrant Rona will report to duty on?” wrote director Anup Bhandari in his tweet before stating that December 7th is set to be an important day for all the many million Kiccha Sudeep fans. Sudeep too shared the special poster via social media sometime yesterday. With S.S. Rajamouli’s…

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Darshan, V. Ravichandran & Others Mourn Demise Of Shivaram

Veteran actor Shivaram’s sad demise has left the entire Kannada Film Industry heavy-hearted. In a career that spanned across six decades, Shivaram stood as one of the most endearing figures of the film fraternity here for having shared the screen space with the biggest names such as Dr. Rajkumar, Ambareesh, and Dr. Vishnuvardhan. In his own right too, Shivaram was well regarded for his versatility and his comic timing, especially in his collaborations with the legendary Puttanna Kanagal in films ‘Gejje Pooje’, ‘Sharapanjara’, ‘Naagarahaavu’, and others. For his contributions to Indian cinema, he was awarded the Dr. Rajkumar Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 and the Padmabhushan Dr. B. Sarojadevi National Award in 2013. Remembering his extensive body of work and his cultural influence, many Kannada film superstars took to social media to share a few heartfelt words. Here’s what some of them had to say: Challenging…

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Adit Naveen’s ‘Break Failure’ To Release On December 10

‘Break Failure’ will be among the slew of Kannada films to hit the screens on December 10. The film marks the directorial debut of Adit Naveen, who also plays the lead in it. The debutant has previously worked as an assistant in a couple of films. Adit Naveen has come up with a suspense thriller, set on a college backdrop. Some crucial portions of the story take place in the forest. The film’s lead cast also stars Krithi Gowda in the female lead and Ravi of Ugramm fame as the antagonist. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Adit Naveen (@adit_naveen) Break Failure has Abhishek G Roy and Kevin N scoring music and cinematography by Rishikesh. The film’s stunts are by Nag Keerthi and the editing is by Alex. “We have waited for almost two years to bring this film out and are running…

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Divya Uruduga To Feature In ‘Padavi Poorva’

Director Hari Prasad Jayanna’s upcoming film, Padavi Poorva, will feature Bigg Boss Season 8 contestant Divya Uruduga in a special appearance. The teenage romantic drama featuring mostly fresh faces like Prithvi Shamanur, Anjali Anish, and Yasho Shivakumar, will also have Roberrt actor Sonal Monteiro playing a cameo. Divya shares her excitement about being part of a film made under Yograj Bhat’s banner. The team, which is getting ready for the fifth and last schedule, will be shooting her portions in Bengaluru and Mangaluru.  Padavi Poorva bankrolled by Yogaraj Bhat and Ravi Shamanur is a college caper set in the 90s. The cinematography of the film is handled by Santhosh Rai Pathaje and music is by Arjun Janya.

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Prajwal Devaraj To Shorten His Hair For ‘Mafia’

Actor Prajwal Devaraj has shortened his hair for his upcoming film Mafia which is his 35th film as a hero. The movie marks his collaboration with the director Lohith for the first time in his career. Lohith had earlier directed thriller movies like Mummy and Devaki. The muhurtha of the movie will be held at a temple on Thursday. The film being backed by Bangalore Kumar. The team has said that Prajwal has chopped off his hairs after two years which is donated for the benefit of cancer patients. Mafia, which has a mass subject, was supposed to be directed by Gurudatha Ganiga, but he opted out of the project. The shoot of the movie will begin from December 6 in Bengaluru, Mysuru and Ramoji film city. The movie sees Prajwal Devaraj sharing screen space with Aditi Prabhudeva who is one of the busiest actresses in Sandalwood. Anoop Seelin has composed the music. While Maasthi is…

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Diganth, Tarun Chandra To Team Up For New Film

For the first time, actors Diganth and Tarun Chandra are teaming up for a new project, tentatively titled Trin Trin. Directed by debutant Anand Mishra, it will be bankrolled by produced Kamar. The project sees Tarun, known for films like Love Guru, Geleya and Kushi, making a comeback to Sandalwood. It is reported that the movie, a paranormal thriller, is inspired by Korean and Hollywood films. The subject is a new one for Sandalwood. The makers are busy completing the script. Shooting will begin from the third week of January and the team is scouting for locations. Cinematographer H C Venu and music director Anand Raja Vikram are also on board. Diganth has completed shooting for Huttu Habbada Shubhashayagalu which got a U/A certificate from the censor board. He also has Marigold, Gaalipata 2, Nima Katheyalli Hannavilla in the pipeline and a yet-untitled project with Ghouse Peer, his second project with him after Sharp…

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Dhananjay, Aditi Prabhudeva To Feature In ‘Once Upon A Time In Jamaaligudda’

Kushal Gowda, who made his directorial debut with Kannadakkagi Ondannu Otti, has announced his second venture. Titled Once Upon a Time in Jamaaligudda, the film features Dhananjay and Aditi Prabhudeva in the lead. Billed to be a travel subject, the project marks the first collaboration between Dhananjay and Aditi. The makers, who have completed 30 per cent of the shooting, announced the title and first-look poster of the film recently. “We recently completed shooting a few important portions in unique locations of Chikmagalur, Kudremukh, and Kanakapura. The second schedule will resume on Sunday in Bengaluru,” says the director, who has also brought on board Prakash Belawadi, Bhavana Ramanna, and child artiste Praayna Rao. Produced by Sri Hari’s Niharika Movie banner, Once Upon a Time in Jamaaligudda will have music by Arjun Janya. This is Kushal’s second film with Arjun, and the former shares that the project will have…

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Shivarajkumar: ‘Puneeth Rajkumar Followed The Footsteps Of Dr. Rajkumar’

Actor Shivarajkumar on Friday visited Shakthidhama which is women’s rehabilitation and development centre. He was accompanied by his wife Geetha. He even watched his movie Bhajarangi 2 along with audiences at a cinema hall in Mysuru. Shakthidhama was started by Rajkumar and Paravathamma. At Shakthidama, Shivarajkumar discussed the activities conducted for the welfare of women and girl children and also development activities to be taken up to improve the facilities. Shivarajkumar said, ” Puneeth Rajkumar followed the footsteps of our father Dr. Rajkumar in helping people even after the death by donating eyes. Puneeth Rajkumar had been involved in various charitable activities. We are also getting moral support from the common people and industry to continue the good work done by him.” Puneeth Rajkumar passed away on October 29 due to cardiac arrest. His death was mourned by the people across the country. Puneeth Rajkumar will be posthumously honoured with the Karnataka Ratna award by the…

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Ram Prasad’s Next Is A Psychological Thriller

Buoyed by the response to his film ‘Lanke’, filmmaker Ram Prasad M.D. is all set to embark on his next. He has already begun work on its pre-production. “This is a psychological thriller and will be different from Lanke. We will share the details, like the cast and the title, at a special event to commemorate the completion of 75 days of Lanke,” says the filmmaker. Ram adds that the team had thought of holding the special event a couple of weeks ago, but decided to push it because of the tragic demise of Puneeth Rajkumar. Now, Ram is thrilled that people have accepted his previous film’s release, especially after the pandemic. “We have managed to do well, especially in the North Karnataka belt,” he adds, signing off.

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‘Sri Jagannatha Daasaru’ To Release In December

‘Sri Jagannatha Daasaru’, a Kannada film by Dr Madhusudhan Havaldar on the famous Haridasa scholar, had its premiere in a San Francisco Bay Area theater recently. However, the film is yet to see a theatrical release in India. Part of the Bhakti movement, Sri Jagannatha Daasaru is counted among the most famous quartet of Haridasas (servants of God), including Sri Purandara Daasaru, Sri Vijayadasaru, and Sri Gopala Daasaru. Sri Jaganatha Daasaru was made under the banner, Mathambuja Movies, and co-produced by Mytri Heritage, VV Joshi, and Srinath Rao and under the guidance of Trivikram Joshi. The film has debutant Sharath Joshi playing the role of Sri Jagannatha Daasaru, Trivikram Joshi as Sri Vijayadasaru, and Prabhanjan Deshpande as Sri Gopala Daasaru. The historical devotional drama has been shot in several parts of Karnataka, including Hampi, Anegondi, Gangawati, and the surrounding forests and the hills. The film will…

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Nikhil Kumaraswamy’s ‘Rider’ To Release In December

This Christmas is going to be extra special for all the Nikhil Kumaraswamy fans as the actor’s much-awaited ‘Rider’ gets a release date. The action drama is all set for grand theatrical release on the 24th of December (2021) – Nikhil, the film’s lead, made the announcement a short while ago via social media. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nikhil Kumaraswamy (@nikhilgowda_jaguar) ‘Rider’ has been directed by Vijay Kumar Konda who has predominantly worked in the Telugu Film Industry so far on films like ‘Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde’ (starring Nithin and Nithya Menen) and ‘Power Play’. Chandru Manoharan and Sunil Gowda produce the film which also stars Kashmira Pardeshi as the female lead and actors Dattanna, Chikkanna, Shobraj, Rajesh Nataranga, Shivaraj K.R. Pete, Achyuth Kumar, and others playing important parts in the film.  Arjun Janya has composed the music with ‘James’ director Chethan Kumar penning…

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Aditi Sagar To Play A Key Role In Shivarajkumar’s ‘Vedha’

Up and coming playback singer Aditi Sagar, who has tracks such as Dum Maro Dum and The Bengaluru Song from ‘French Biriyani’ to her name so far, will reportedly make her Bonafide acting debut in the A. Harsha directorial ‘Vedha’. According to recent reports, Aditi is likely to play a key role in the film which marks Shiva Rajkumar’s landmark 125th project. The same reports also reveal that the film is expected to go on floors sometime in December of 2021 in Bengaluru and a huge set piece will be constructed for the first schedule of the shoot. Aditi Sagar is the daughter of noted art director and occasional actor Arun Sagar. She began her singing career at the age of 14 with the song Dum Maro Dum in ‘Raambo 2’, starring Sharan, and then went on to charm everyone with her soulful rendition of the Samshaya track in ‘Kavalidaari’. Aditi rose further in popularity…

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‘Raana’: Samyuktha Hegde To Shake Leg With Shreyas Manju

Kirik party actor, Samyuktha Hegde, who made her digital debut with the Hindi web series Puunch Beat, will be teaming up with Nanda Kishore in the upcoming film ‘Raana’. She will be appearing in a special song along with the lead hero, Shreyas Manju. Chandan Shetty has written the lyrics for the song, which is billed as a peppy number. Shivu of KGF fame will be choreographing this dance number. The makers will resume the shoot once the  Bengaluru rains recede.  The song is shot in a grand set up in Kanteerava studio. Raana, presented by K Manju and produced by Gujjal Purushotham, has Reeshma Nanaiah playing the heroine. The latter made her debut with director Prem’s Ek Love Ya, which will hit theatres on January 21.

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‘Lakshya’ To Hit Screens On November 18

Ravee Sasanoor’s upcoming film, Lakshya, will be hitting theatres on November 18. The initial release will only be in two theatres at Gokak, and then have a full-fledged release on Friday. Ravee, who also doubles up as the writer of the film, has based Lakshya on true events and deals with social issues like corruption. Starring Ramakrishna, Santhosh Raj Zavare, Sharmila Chandrashekar, Sathyanath, Nithinadvi, and Sai Yashaswini, Lakshya is backed by A Dream Pictures banner. With music by Juevin Singh and cinematography by Anandu Chandrasabu, the lyrics have been written by Bhavya Pradeep and Sathyanath.

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Puneeth Rajkumar To Get Karnataka Ratna Posthumously: CM Bommai

In order to celebrate Puneeth Rajkumar’s legacy, the government of Karnataka has decided on bestowing the state’s highest civilian honor, Karnataka Ratna, upon the late actor. The special announcement came about at the recently held ‘Puneeth Namana’ event which saw many of Puneeth’s colleagues from the film fraternity (including those from Telugu and Tamil industries) convene along with the big-wigs of the state’s politics. Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai took the stand at the event, organized at the Palace Grounds of Bengaluru, where he spoke about Puneeth Rajkumar’s grand legacy as both a film personality and a noble philanthropist. CM Bommai would later announce that the government has chosen Puneeth to be the tenth recipient of the Karnataka Ratna honor, to make him only the second actor in the list of revered names. “I have discussed the matter with several others and we have decided together to posthumously honor Puneeth Rajkumar…

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‘Madhagaja’ To Release On December 3

The highly awaited Sriimurali starrer ‘Madhagaja’ is all set to begin “roaring” from the 3rd of December as the film finally gets a release date. The makers had unveiled the video version of the film’s title track only a couple of days to great reception on the internet and now seem well on course for a massive theatrical release on the 3rd of December. The title track of ‘Madhagaja’ has been composed by Ravi Basrur with lyrics penned by Kinnal Raj and Santhosh Venky lending his powerful voice to it. The same trio has previously collaborated on ‘K.G.F: Chapter 1’. As far as the release is concerned, the latest reports suggest that the makers have grand plans for the film and intend on releasing it across 1500 screens and will be simultaneously coming out in Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil. Speaking to an online portal, director S. Mahesh has…

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‘Vijayanand’: Character Glimpse Of Anand Sankeshwar

Actor Bharath Bopanna will soon be back on the silver screen with Vijayanand and his look has been revealed with a video which gives a peek into his character. Bharath Bopanna says, “I am playing the role of Anand Sankeshwar, son of Vijay Sankeswhar. I will sport a clean-shaven look in the movie. During the muhurtha, Vijay Sankeshwar’s wife and other family members came to me and said I look like the real Anand which I thought was a great compliment. It is not only the look, but how I perform Anand’s character that matters most. The good thing is Anand is the producer and I have interacted with him to fit into the character,” he says. The movie, directed by Rishika Sharma, marks her comeback to Sandalwood after a long break. Vijayanand is based on the life of industrialist Vijay Sankeshwar. The movie sees Nihal playing the role of Vijay Sankeshwar.…

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‘Drishya 2’ To Release In December

Kannada movie Drishya 2 is set to release in December in theatres, rather than on OTT platforms. The film is directed by P Vasu, who had helmed the Kannada version of the first instalment of Drishya, which did exceedingly well at the box office. The film, which has Ravichandran, Anant Nag, Navya Nair, Aarohi Narayan, Pramod Shetty, Asha Sharath and Prabhu in lead roles, was shot in three months. Actress Lasya Nagaraj, who will be seen in a pivotal role in the movie, said, “There are two shades in my character which are completely different from what I have done in my previous films. My expressions are very subtle and this is what makes this role special for me.” The film is an official remake of Malayalam film Drishyam 2 which got an awesome response from viewers across the country after an OTT release. Meanwhile, Ravichandran has also wrapped up shooting for…

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Darshan To Spend A Day With Farmers On Sunday

Challenging Star Darshan, who is band ambassador of Karnataka Agriculture Department, will be spending a day with farmers in Hirekeruru taluk of Haveri district. He will be accompanied by Minister for Agriculture B C Patil. The event which was supposed to be held in the first week of November was pushed owing to the untimely death of Puneeth Rajkumar. Darshan will discuss regarding various issues pertaining to agriculture and how they can use government schemes to achieve profit in agriculture sector. Darshan who houses many animals in his farm like cows, horses, emu, peacocks and several species of birds was roped in as brand ambassadors of Karnataka Agriculture Department to popualrize agricultural schemes. He is also the brand ambassador of Karnataka Forest Department. On career front, Darshan has begun shooting for Kranti which touches upon education system. The project marks his collaboration with music director V Harikrishna for the second…

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‘Udyami Aagu, Udyoga Needu’ Program’s Stage To Be Named After Puneeth Rajkumar

Paying an ode to the late legendary star Puneeth Rajkumar, Karnataka Large and Medium Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani, has decided to name the stage of ‘Udyami Aagu, Udyoga Needu’ (Be an Entrepreneur, Become an Employer) workshop in Kalaburagi on November 11, after the late actor. The Department of Industries and Commerce will conduct ‘Udyami Aagu, Udyoga Needu’ workshop and Kaigarika Adalat in Kalaburagi on November 11, 2021. Not just Kalaburagi, Nirani has also decided to name the stage for ‘Udyami Aagu, Udyoga Needu’ program in Mysuru, Mangalore, Tumakuru and Belagavi after the late ‘Appu’ star. Mentioning the late actor’s entrepreneurship skills, Nirani lauded him for encouraging young talent in his films by saying, “Puneeth not only excelled as an actor but also proved his entrepreneurship skills as a producer. He gave opportunities to new talents in films through his PRK Production and earned praises…

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Duniya Vijay To Make His Tollywood Debut?

Speculations is rife that actor and director Duniya Vijay, who is basking in the success of Salaga, may soon dip a toe into Tollywood with a movie that’s tentatively titled NB107. Directed by Gopichand Malineni, the film will have Nandamuri Balakrishna and Shruti Haasan in lead roles, and shooting is expected to begin soon. According to several reports, Duniya Vijay has been approached to play an antagonist, but he is yet to give his nod. The mass entertainer is inspired by real-life incidents and set against the backdrop of Rayalaseema. S Thaman is composing the music. Meanwhile, Duniya Vijay is yet to announce his next project. Sources say he is contemplating directing Salaga 2, a sequel to Salaga which tasted tremendous success at the box office. The movie, which marked Duniya Vijay’s directorial debut, saw him sharing screen space with Sanjana Anand for the first time.

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‘Avatara Purusha : Part 1’ To Release On December 10

The maiden collaboration between Sharan and director Suni has garnered a lot of attention over the past few months as fans keenly look forward to watching the film on the big screen. The film is being released as two separate installments and the first part, titled ‘Ashtadigbandhana Mandalaka’ is ready for a theatrical release and will hit the big screens on the 10th of December. A bonafide family entertainer that features director Suni’s quintessential comic touches and Sharan’s inimitable quirks, ‘Avatara Purusha: Part 1’ also has a great star cast that includes Ashika Ranganath, Sai Kumar, Srinagar Kitty, Balaji Manohar, Sudharani, Bhavya, Sadhu Kokila, and many more. For director Suni, the experience of working with so many talents has been quite enriching and a lot of the credit, he states, must go to producer Pushkar Mallikarjunaiah who encouraged him to think big. “Pushkar sir had big plans for the film…

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‘Ninna Sanihake’ To Release Soon On OTT Platform

Kannada movie Ninna Sanihake, which saw theatrical release on October 8, will be soon released on OTT platform. The movie, which has Suraj Gowda and Dhanya Ramkumar in lead roles, marked the directorial debut of Suraj Gowda had a successful run in cinema halls for over four weeks. Hinting that the movie will be released on OTT by this month’s end, Suraj Gowda on his Instagram recently posted, “4 weeks and 28days of our successful theatrical run comes to an end today. Walking out of our last show i have nothing but gratitude. Thank you for all the love and support showered on our film . My salute goes out to our producers Akshay Rajshekar and Ranganath Kudlifor withstanding every trouble shot at them. Frankly Im grateful to have worked with such a good team. Raghu Dixit you are a gem and i cant wait to work with you again. Dhanya Ramkumar cant wait to see you…

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Theatres Across Karnataka To Pay Respect To Puneeth Rajkumar

Single-screen theatres in various parts of Karnataka will pay respect to late actor Puneeth Rajkumar tomorrow at 6pm. The actor passed away on October 29 in Bengaluru due to a cardiac arrest. According to a press release issued by the Karnataka Film Exhibitors’ Association, “In an event called Pushpanjali, Deepanjali, Kavyanjali and Baspanjali. Exhibitors and audiences will pay homage to Puneeth Rajkumar.” Lyricist and director V Nagendra Prasad has composed a special song called Belli Banninalli Seeri Hodhe Appu which will be sung by audiences in theatres. A two-minute silence will also be observed in memory of Puneeth. On November 16, the entire Sandalwood community will pay tribute to Puneeth at Palace Grounds in an event called Puneeth Namana. Producer and former president of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce, Sa Ra Govindu had said, “Only Puneeth’s family members and people related to the Sandalwood industry will be allowed to attend the…

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Sandalwood Industry To Pay Tribute To Puneeth Rajkumar On November 16

Actors, technicians and producers from the Sandalwood industry will gather at Palace grounds on November 16 to pay tribute to late actor Puneeth Rajkumar in an event called Puneeth Namana. The event will begin at 3pm on November 16. Producer and former president of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce, Sa Ra Govindu says, “Only people related to the Sandalwood industry will be allowed to attend the event. I request fans to stay away from the event and watch it on television as it will be telecast live.” The untimely death of Puneeth Rajkumar on Friday morning has come as a shock for the entire Sandalwood. Fans are making a beeline to Kanteerava Studios to pay tribute to Puneeth Rajkumar from today. The Kanteerava Studios is now open for the public to view Puneeth Rajkumar samadhi who was laid to rest beside his mother. The family conducted Haalu Thuppa ceremony on Tuesday…

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Puneeth Rajkumar’s Eyes Transplanted To Four People

Modern technology makes it possible for the cornea of each eye to be sliced into two. This is the first time that such an experiment was carried out in the state Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar lives on not just in the hearts of his loved ones, but also in those who have benefited from his eye donation. Following in the footsteps of his late father, Dr Rajkumar, Puneeth had decided to donate his eyes, which were successfully transplanted to four people. After his death, the stem cells from the eye were harvested and stored. Dr Bhujang Shetty told the media, “If the eyes of a person are in a healthy state, it can be transplanted to four people, using modern technology. It is the for first time that such an experiment has been carried out successfully in Karnataka. The cornea of each eye was sliced into half, with the front…

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Shivarajkumar: ‘I Am Very Hurt That I Lost Appu So Early’

Late Puneeth Rajkumar’s eldest sibling, Shivarajkumar, says he is devastated and hurt by the loss of his brother at such a young age. Shivarajkumar thanked the government and police for ensuring a smoothly run funeral and asked people to not take any extreme step. Below is Shivarajkumar’s message:- “ I am very hurt and devastated that I lost Appu so early. What makes this pain worse is when I see so many people turning up with their families in tow and crying, looking at his mortal remains and calling him their own. Watching the pain that everyone else is facing and seeing how he impacted so many lives, young and old, from all parts of the country, hurts more. This is when I feel that it was unjust that he was taken away from us so early. I feel at times that he is right over here and will return.…

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Puneeth Rajkumar’s Family Thanks KA. Govt., Fans & Police Forces For Support

The past 48 hours have been the most daunting for the family of Puneeth Rajkumar. Despite having to endure the cruel twist of fate, the entire family still ensured that all the fans’ wishes were taken care of and allowed all of them (close to 10 lakh people) to pay their respects to the late actor. And in this very regard, Shiva Rajkumar and the rest of the family have thanked the government, the large police force deployed, and also the fans for their continued support through the last two days. As stated by IANS, the family came out thanking everyone involved, especially the government, for all the arrangements and also allowing for the last rites to be performed with full state honors. The top officials of the govt., including CM Basavaraj Bommai, have striven hard over the past two days to prepare the most suited send-off to…

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Puneeth Rajkumar’s Fan Dies Of Heart Attack

A hardcore fan of Puneeth Rajkumar from Marur village in Chamarajanagar district, Karnataka, died on Friday night after the demise of the Kannada star. The person who has been identified as Parashuram Devammanvar passed away at 11 pm due to a heart attack after Puneeth died earlier the same day due to cardiac arrest. The actor had experienced chest pain, for which he was admitted to Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru, where he later died. Puneeth’s mortal remains have been shifted to Bengaluru’s Sree Kanteerava Stadium for public viewing, where a large number of fans could be seen waiting to get one last view of their favourite star, prior to his final rites, which will be done with state honours, soon after his daughter arrives from the US. Heavy police force has been deployed at the stadium to control the crowd. Puneeth’s death has taken…

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Karnataka Chief Minister & Governor Pay Last Honours To Puneeth Rajkumar

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and State Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot, on Saturday, visited Bengaluru’s Sree Kanteerava Stadium where the mortal remains of Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar have been placed. Puneeth left for his heavenly abode at the age of 46 following a cardiac arrest. He was admitted to Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru, after experiencing chest pain, where he breathed his last. Prior to the incident, Puneeth was supposed to meet the CM for which he had fixed an appointment. Talking about the same, the CM told ANI “He had asked me to release a website regarding Karnataka tourism. He was proactive in social work. I had inaugurated his app, which was for poor children who wanted to give competitive exams. Similarly, on November 1, I would have inaugurated an app regarding tourism, the entire concept of which was designed by him. He had…

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Fans Pay Last Respects To Puneeth Rajkumar At Kanteerava Stadium In Bengaluru

Grieving fans of Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar gathered at Bengaluru’s Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Friday evening to pay their last respects, prior to his final rites which will be done with state honours, soon after his daughter arrives from the US. Bengaluru Commissioner of Police, Kamal Pant at the stadium, on Saturday said that on basis of the decision taken by Puneeth’s family, the next stage of security arrangements will be made. His family will take a call on when the final rites will be performed. Probably, the last rites will be done today itself. Puneeth left for his heavenly abode at the age of 46 following a cardiac arrest. He was admitted to Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru, after experiencing chest pain, where he breathed his last. His mortal remains were shifted to the stadium for public viewing, where a large number of fans…

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‘Badava Rascal’ First Glimpse Out Now

Today, the team of Badava Rascal gave the first glimpse into their film. The video shows Rascal, played by Dhananjaya and his gang of boys. The film is directed by debutant director Shankar Guru and the first glimpse released today has striking visuals by Preetha Jayaraman and massy music by Vasuki Vaibhav. Check out: https://twitter.com/BangaloreTimes1/status/1453621819366277121?s=20 When Bangalore Times had first caught up with the actor and director, they had shared a peek into the world of Badava Rascal. “I have to thank Yogaraj Bhat, for he had registered this title long back. He was gracious enough to give it to us, when he heard about our team,” says Dhananjaya, hinting that the title is also in many ways symbolic of their team as it is of their story. He adds, “We are all badava rascals, so there was no way that Yogaraj Bhat could have said no. Shankar is a former courier bo, while I come from a family…

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Kavya Shetty Took Martial Arts, Kickboxing Lessons For ‘Arya 33’

There’s a reason why actress Kavya Shetty took up martial arts and kickboxing lessons. She wants to ensure she gets the action right in her as-yet-untitled Tamil comeback film, tentatively called #Arya33. Kavya has just begun work on the film in which she is cast alongside Arya. “This is an action-oriented role and the film falls under the sci-fi genre. Our director, Shakti Soundar Rajan, is known for his films in this genre, so I am twice as excited. My role is such that I will be seen doing proper action along with Arya and the boys in the film,” shares Kavya, who is thrilled that she gets to make her comeback in Tamil after the 2015 film Idhu Enna Maayam. “Since I will be doing action scenes, I needed to ensure my body was flexible, so I took some martial arts and kickboxing lessons in Bengaluru, before coming to…

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Vasishta N. Simha: ‘I Came To Bengaluru To Become A Singer’

Actor Vasishta N Simha is known to be one of the most popular choices, especially for negative roles and characters that require someone with a deep baritone. A little known fact is that Vasishta had come to Bengaluru not to become an actor, but a singer. It is another story that he has eventually become a popular choice for playback for special songs. We take a look at the time when he spoke about his journey into showbiz. Vasishta about his journey and he says that acting was never part of his dreams. “I came to Bengaluru with aspirations of becoming a singer. I, in fact, trained under Hamsalekha sir for one and a half years. I had to discontinue that. After this, I went on to finish my bachelor’s degree in computers, after which I landed a corporate job. I was bored with the routine life, so I had…

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‘Ombatthane Dikku’ Trailer To Be Out On November 2

Actor Yogesh, popularly known as “Loose Mada” Yogi, has been quite busy of late with a string of projects, and one such is director Dayal Padmanabhan’s ‘Ombatthane Dikku’. Yogesh is cast opposite Aditi Prabhudeva in the film which is touted to be a bonafide action thriller that boasts of every element of a family entertainer. Now, the makers have revealed that the first trailer of the film will be out on the 2nd of November, 2021. Yogesh made the announcement through a special video message in which he spoke briefly about the film, his role, and the upcoming trailer. Director Dayal Padmanabhan too shared the same message via social media, a few hours ago. The first teaser of ‘Ombatthane Dikku’ was released way back in January of 2020 but the shooting had to come to a halt because of the pandemic. Along with Yogesh and Aditi Prabhudeva, the…

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Prajwal Devaraj: Lohith Has His Own Ways Of Conceiving The Film

Prajwal Devaraj’s upcoming film ‘Mafia’ got into a bit of a tangle recently when the producers were compelled to bring in a new director to take over. The action-drama was originally meant to be directed by Gurudatha Ganiga (of ‘Ambi Ning Vayassaytho’ fame) who chose to exit the project over certain creative differences with the producer. Soon after, Lohith H of ‘Mummy’ fame was brought in to helm the film and begin the proceedings with a clean slate. Speaking about the change in control and how the film too evolved because of the same, Prajwal Devaraj says “Although Gurudatha came up with the idea and also wrote the script, Lohith brought in his own perspective and carried out research on the side to change things up considerably. So, in a way, they both have contributed to the script. Also, Lohith has his own ways of thinking and conceiving the film so it…

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‘Salaar’: Prashanth Neel Was Drawn To Prabhas’s Innocence

Today is Prabhas’s birthday and one of his most awaited films is ‘Salaar’, which sees him teaming up with Prashanth Neel, the maker of KGF, making this the Baahubali of all coups. The expectations, naturally, have been a lot and we take a look at when Prashanth spoke about why he cast Prabhas in Salaar. After films with Sriimurali and Yash, one wonders why he zeroed in on Telugu star Prabhas for his next. “I was drawn to his innocence. Prabhas exudes more innocence compared to most other actors. To draw out this innocence and show it on screen will be fantastic,” says Prashanth. And while the actor’s innocence was what clicked for the filmmaker, the character Prashant has for him is extremely violent. What is it about violence that draws Prashanth to it? “We don’t have a culture of using the World War or such subjects as premises for our films. So, my logic is…

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Sruthi Hariharan Shares Her Views On SRK Being Hounded By Media & Public

National Award winning actress Sruthi Hariharan, who has always stood up for the right and has always spoken her mind out, shared her views on Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan( SRK) being hounded by media and public today during his visit to his son Aryan Khan at Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail. The actress shared that she found it disturbing to see the way everything has been handled. The actress took to her social media page to share her views and anguish. Sruthi wrote, “After watching some very disturbing videos today of a superstar being hounded by the media and public, post meeting with his son … I give up on trying to understand how these social power structures work. On one side it is heartening to note that nobody is big or small in the eyes of the law … But experience makes me cautious in making assumptions about how…

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Natesh Hegde Wins Best Director For ‘Pedro’ At Pingyao Film Festival

There has been great anticipation for the Natesh Hegde directed Pedro, which has been backed by Rishab Shetty, ever since the film made its international debut at the Busan film festival. Now, the team has won big at another international film festival, Pingyao, where Natesh has won the prize for Best Director, which has been named after filmmaker Roberto Rosselini. Natesh took to his social media page to share the news. He wrote, “Great news! It’s an honour to announce that I won best director award at 平遥国际电影展 Pingyao international film festival given in the name of great Roberto Rossellini. Thank you eminent jury panel Bi Gan(kaili blues), Li Dongmei(Mama), Liu Xiaodong, Ning Ying, Anaïs Liu. Marco Müller and Deepti DCunha I can’t thank enough for your support. I thank my producer Rishab Shetty for standing with me. Raj B Shetty for his unconditional love. Thank you M S Prakash Babu for…

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Sharan: ‘If My Character Is Something I Haven’t Attempted Before Then I Get Interested’

Sharan has been one of the busiest actors around for quite some time. Having successfully transitioned from being a comedian to a leading man, Sharan has etched a unique career for himself and has been only growing in stature in the course. Today, he warrants an opportunity with the best in business and is working on multiple exciting projects, as we speak. Be it the two-part ‘Avatara Purusha’ along with Suni and producer Pushkar Mallikarjunaiah or his home-production of ‘Guru Shishyaru’, there’s so much to look forward to for Sharan’s fans. But is there a way he goes about picking projects wherein he is careful about the subject he chooses? What factors does he count in? Sharan himself asserts that most of it is left to his instincts and also the novelty factor. He would look something unique in each script and attempt a role that he…

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Chiranjeevi Sarja’s ‘Rajamarthanda’ HBD Teaser Is Full Of Action

The teaser of late Sandalwood actor Chiranjeevi Sarja’s ‘Rajamarthanda’ was released on his birth anniversary, leaving fans delighted with the ample doses of action. The birthday teaser, which is under two minutes, has high-octane action sequences that were shot in Lalitha Mahal Palace, opposite Mysuru Zoo and at a hospital on the outskirts of Mysuru. The movie has a cute love story which unfolds between Chiranjeevi Saraja and Deepti Sati. The film marks the return of Deepti to Sandalwood after Jaguar. The project also sees Devaraj, Chikkanna, Megha Shri and Triveni in significant roles. Arjun Janya has composed the music and Dharma Vish has scored the background music. After Chiranjeevi Sarja passed away in June 2020, Dhruva Sarja has been giving the voice-over for his brother’s role in Rajamarathanda. The makers are preparing to release the movie next year.

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Pruthvi Ambaar, Kushee Ravi To Reunite For An Album Song ‘Neenillade’

It may be nearly two years since Dia released, but fans seem to be in no hurry to let go of their association with the film’s hit pair, Adi and Dia (played by Pruthvi Ambaar and Kushee Ravi). And it’s this fondness that sees the duo being beseeched with offers to reunite on screen, the latest being an album song featuring the two as lovers. Titled Neenillade, the story has been written by Dinesh V, sung by Sathya Radhakrishna and helmed by Ravindra. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kushee Ravi (@iamkusheeraviofficial) Kushee Ravi is elated to have featured in the album and shares how fans will never get over Adi and Dia. “And that’s the beauty of this pair’s story. I find it heartening to see that, and our fans cheer every time Pruthvi and I collaborate on something. This album song is also bound to evoke a similar…

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‘Kotigobba 3’ Release Gets Delayed; Fans Pelt Stones At Theatre

After the release of the upcoming Kannada-language action thriller ‘Kotigobba 3’ got delayed today, fans of the movie’s star Kichcha Sudeep got upset and created a ruckus by pelting stones at the Dreamland Theatre, Vijayapura. This incident happened near Tipu Sultan Chowk in Vijaypura where fans of Sudeep didn’t get the chance to watch the movie of their favourite actor after purchasing tickets ranging from Rs 150 to Rs 500. Some fans even broke the front gate of the Dreamland Theatre. The actor apologised to fans, who had started gathering in huge numbers in theatres across Karnataka, and appealed to them to maintain calm and not cause any damage to the cinemas. Taking to his Twitter handle, Sudeep shared a note and along with it wrote, “A note to all my friends at the theatres.” In the note, he appealed, “It is my duty…

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This Week’s Releases: ‘Salaga’, ‘Kotigobba 3’ & ‘Shrikrishna@gmail.com’

The all-important weekend of the Dasara season here and has brought along not one but three special treats for the Sandalwood patrons. It’s a particularly crucial weekend for the teams of ‘Salaga’ and ‘Kotigobba 3’ as the two films had been stuck in the “release rut”, so to speak, for many months and are now finally making their way into cinema halls. In the same vein, Darling Krishna too kicks off what could be deemed a season of releases with the romantic drama ‘Shrikrishna@gmail.com’. ‘Salaga’, as many would already be aware, marks the directorial debut of Duniya Vijay who also stars in the film as the main lead, playing the titular role. Set in the current day underworld/gangster milieu, ‘Salaga’ also stars Dhananjaya, who dons the cop uniform for the very first time in his career, and Sanjana Anand who is paired with Duniya Vijay’s character in…

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Sanjana Anand To Make Her Telugu Debut Alongside Kiran Abbavaram

The Telugu Film Industry has been quite the lure for Sandalwood female stars over the years. With the likes of Rashmika Mandanna, Nabha Natesh, and others making a name for themselves across the border, there’s been a constant influx of Kannada talent. And joining this credible list is the ‘Salaga’ girl Sanjana Anand who will soon be making her Telugu debut alongside Kiran Abbavaram – Sanjana took to social media very recently to share the exciting news with all her fans. The yet-untitled film, as stated by Sanjana herself, will be a pure love story written and directed by Kaarthik Shankar, a very popular Kerala-based social media influencer. The film also marks the debut of its producer Kodi Divya Deepthi who happens to be the daughter of popular Telugu filmmaker Kodi Ramakrishna. The core team along with the lead cast was seen in attendance at the recently held…

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Ragini Dwivedi Will Dance To A Special Number In ‘Raana’

Actress Ragini Dwivedi will soon shake a leg for a song in Raana which has Shreyas Manju and Reeshma Nanaiah in lead roles. The movie is directed by Nanda Kishore. Sharing the news on her Instagram page, Ragini wrote, “COLOUR RED WITH RAANA Day 6 Navratri RED: The colour of fearlessness and beauty. With this amazing feel I announce my association with #RAANA… so happy and blessed to be back with yet another amazing appearance to entertain you all once again… the super hit combination of me and @imran_sardhariya is back. So excited to work with my favourite @officialnandakishore. we will rock. Always proud of @shreyaskmanju5 let’s kill it together and @kmanjucinemas @gujjalpurushothma thank you for making me a part of such an amazing film … and my first collaboration with @chandanshettyofficial as well as the whole team awaits to show you yet another fantastic trend soonStay tuned (sic).” View this post on Instagram A…

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Veteran Actor Sathyajith Passes Away At 72

Senior actor Sathyajith passed away early on Sunday at a hospital in Bengaluru. He was 72. The actor was suffering from a serious illness for several months. Sathyajith was treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Bowring Hospital, but failed to respond to the treatment. The last rites will be completed today. The actor Sathyajith’s real name is Syed Nizamuddin. He had a passion for acting since a young age and has acted in over 650 Kannada films. He won accolades for portraying the villain in most of his films. Due to ill-health, he had stayed away from acting for several years. Members of the Sandalwood fraternity have mourned his death. Politician Sumalatha Ambareesh posted on Facebook: “The departure of senior actor Sathyajith has caused a lot of pain. As an artiste, he entertained his fans by acting in more than 650 films, including Mandayada Gandu. I pray that the family…

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‘Tenant’ Team To Start Shooting From Next Week

‘Tenant’ is a film that will be directed by the young and new talent Sridhar Shastri. The film is expected to start shooting from next week with the release of the title and the theme poster of the film this week. Sridhar Shastri, who was spotted in the short film Unlock that had won some rave reviews from film buffs when he had released the film, is making his directorial debut in a full length feature with this film. Sridhar Shastri is also responsible for the story and screenplay of this new film Tenant. Dharma Keerthiraj, Tilak Shekhar, Sonu Gowda, Rakesh Maiya, Ugram Manju are the actors in the film which is a ricme thriller which takes place during the lockdown. The story is about the situation between the tenant and the owner of a house. The cast and crew are elated to embark on this new journey, where they will work…

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Dhananjaya’s ‘Badava Rascal’ To Release This Christmas

The year 2021 is definitely going to seem special for fans of Dhananjaya. The actor has already had two releases in the form of Pogaru and Yuvarathnaa. He next has the Dasara release Salaga, followed by his first direct digital release Rathnan Prapancha, which releases on October 22. Now, there is something more for them to rejoice. The actor’s maiden home production ‘Badava Rascal’ has a release date and it is set for a Christmas release. The film will hit the screens on December 24. This a funny slice of life tale that involves a set of friends from a lower middle class background and their escapades in life. The film has Dhananjaya and Amrutha Iyengar in lead roles. The cast includes many of Dhananjaya’s good friends and actors like Nagabhushana and Poornachandra Mysore. The first single from the film was released recently. The song has been composed by Vasuki Vaibhav, with lyrics from Dhananjaya.…

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‘Salaga’ Team Planning A Pre-Release Event On October 10

For debutant filmmaker Duniya Vijay, it has been the busiest time. He’s balancing the technical last-minute production work on one side and working out the promotions as the lead actor for ‘Salaga’ on the other. He reveals that there will be a special event ahead of the release. “We are planning a special pre-release event this Sunday where we plan to showcase the making trailer of the film. We will also be celebrating the success of our promotional song, which featured Geeta and Girija from the Siddhi community,” shares Vijay. The event will not only have the cast and crew of the film in attendance but will also have some special guests. “We will have politicians Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar attending the event. Siddaramaiah sir was present to sound the clap for the film too, so it is a full circle for us in that sense. Both of these politicians are…

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Team ‘Daredevil Musthafa’ To Release A Special Animation Song Tribute To Dr. Rajkumar

The team ‘Daredevil Musthafa’ has made quite a name for itself with it all the pre-release activity. Right from unveiling the title through a series of fun, candid videos to introducing the principal cast of the film through a funky technique called Retrogram, there’s been no dearth of creativity in this case. In the same vein, the team was to also release a special animation song tribute to the late Dr. Rajkumar back in April (on his birth anniversary) but refrained from doing so due to the second wave of the pandemic. “The idea was to release the tribute song on April 24th but the pandemic was so intense at the time that it didn’t feel right to share a song that is celebratory in nature. So, we decided on keeping the release on hold and Dasara now seems like the perfect occasion to bring it…

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Sumalatha Ambareesh Shares Heartwarming Birthday Post For Son Abishek

Actor turned politician Sumalatha Ambareesh shared a heartwarming birthday post dedicated to son Abishek on his birthday. She also released the birthday sneak peek to his upcoming film, Bad Manners. The cool video gives fans a peek into his look and character from the film. “The world sees his eyes in you…….my eyes see you becoming him … growing into his goodness..shine & share your light of happiness with the world like him…my eyes..Will always see him in you..and know that he is there in you..for you ..for me…standing for the best always..❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ love you my baby Abi Have the happiest birthday 💞💞💞@abishekambareeshHere’s wishing you and your team of your upcoming movie “Bad Manners ” all the bestA sneak peak ..,” reads her post. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sumalatha Ambareesh (@sumalathaamarnath) The video sees him as a rugged tough cop who seems to be…

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Nishvika Naidu: ‘I Am Double Kicked About Getting Started On ‘Dil Pasand’

The past year or two have been particularly bright and fruitful for Nishvika. Having charmed the audiences with her performance in Jadeesha K. Hampi’s ‘Gentleman’ in 2019, the actor went on to lure more exciting opportunities and now has films like ‘Sakath’ and ‘Guru Shishyaru’ in her kitty. Alongside the big names that are associated with these projects (Golden Star Ganesh and Sharan respectively), Nishvika also gets to put her versatility on display here with the variety of her roles. In the same vein comes ‘Dilpasand’, a romantic comedy that she is very excited about because of its hilarious storyline and also the fact that she is finally getting to glam up on the screen. “I have always wanted to play someone very glamorous on-screen because mostly my roles so far have been slightly on the serious side and there’s been very little scope in that regard.…

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Upendra Shares His Views On Politics

Actor and filmmaker Upendra is known for his maverick filmmaking and also his radical thoughts. He has also made his foray into politics, albeit with a twist. Here’s looking at him unplugged on his views on politics. On democracy and social mediaDemocracy means everyone should have their own opinions and that they should express. Social media has played a catalyst in putting forward everyone’s opinions. Media or the control is not in someone’s hands today. It is an open forum, so it is good. At the same time, with advantage, there is disadvantage too. It is like a pendulum, there are the positives on one side and the negatives on the other. This is the beauty of life, where you get to see both sides of a coin. On his idea of people-ticsI have maintained I am not in politics, but I am in people-tics. When someone sees the traffic…

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Meghana Raj: The Loyalty Of Chiranjeevi Sarja’s Fans Is A Big Strength For Me

The untimely demise of actor Chiranjeevi Sarja last year has left many fans of Kannada cinema in shock. While they still miss their favourite actor, the fans have ensured they bestow their love and support to his family, especially to Meghana Raj Sarja and their son Raayan Raj Sarja. Meghana had opened up about the love she has received from his fans and thanked them for their loyalty. This is what she had said… One thing I will say, Chiru is a star not for his onscreen persona. He is a star for who he is as a person. On June 8, when we were heading to Kanakapura farm, there were people who were lined up from the entrance of our home till the entrance of the farm. People were gathered in thousands and waited to get a glimpse and pay their respects to him, in the times of Covid. It wasn’t for the films he’s done…

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Upendra To Work With Kishore Pathikonda?

Actor Upendra seems to be making up for all the lost time as he goes on a signing spree. The superstar actor has an array of big and exciting projects already in his kitty and the latest reports now suggest that he is keen on joining forces with ‘Master Piece’ director Manju Mandavya. The two, according to the report, have been in touch for quite some time discussing the project which shall be produced by ‘James’ producer Kishore Pathikonda, who is said to have confirmed the upcoming Manju Mandavya-Upendra project. This would be Kishore Pathikonda’s second gig as a producer. On the other hand, Upendra is expected to resume work on R. Chandru’s gangster saga ‘Kabzaa’ by the end of this month as the team preps for the upcoming schedule with some extensive set work. The Real Star also has ‘Trishulam’, ‘Lagaamu’, and ‘Buddhivanta 2’ in the…

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Sudeep Shares An Update Regarding ‘Vikrant Rona’

‘Vikrant Rona’ is easily one of the biggest films currently in the offing as far as the Kannada Film Industry is concerned. Rendered in 3-D, the Anup Bhandari project is being touted as a grand visual spectacle and the entire team has striven hard all along to ensure the best of quality. And with Kiccha Sudeep as the face of it, fans have held their breath to watch the film on the big screen as the countdown to the release begins. In this vein, actor Sudeep has sent across a timely update to the same fans regarding the dubbing process of the film. Having already completed dubbing for the Kannada version, Sudeep has stated that he’ll resume dubbing for the other languages as soon as he’s back from Dubai. Sudeep, as many would already be aware, is currently holidaying in Dubai along with his family and is enjoying…

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Priya Anand Plays Nisha Gayakwad In Chethan’s Upcoming Film

Priya Anand’s birthday. Priya Anand, as many would already know, plays the female lead in ‘James’ and the makers took the opportunity to also unveil the name of her character in the film through the poster – Priya Anand plays Nisha Gayakwad in Chetan Kumar’s ( Chethan Ahimsa) upcoming action entertainer. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kishore Pathikonda (@kishorepathikonda) This would be Priya’s second outing in Kannada cinema after having made her debut opposite Puneeth Rajkumar in Santhosh Ananddram’s ‘Raajakumaara’ in 2017. The on-screen pair went on to garner a lot of love and adoration from the fans, and with the two returning to collaborate once again on ‘James’, the excitement is certainly huge at the moment. The makers had to endure a considerable delay in production due to the pandemic but were eventually able to get back on floors a few weeks ago, post the relaxation.…

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Nishvika Naidu Hints At Working With Darling Krishna On Her Next

Online AMA, or “Ask Me Anything”, sessions have proven to be quite the fun exercises for celebs wherein they get to interact with their fans in some cool and harmless ways. And actor Nishvika Naidu signed up for one such session with her social media followers earlier today and was seen bonding with them over some interesting questions about work and everyday life. In the same vein came an inquiry about her upcoming film projects, and while Nishvika refrained from revealing much, she did drop an exciting hint for her all fans out there. When asked about her next movie, Nishvika shared that there is, indeed, some really exciting news withheld and that she will be revealing more soon. However, the actor was gracious enough to also drop a really cool hint to suggest that she will be working alongside Darling Krishna on her next but one would…

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Dialogue Writer Guru Kashyap Dies At 45

Popular Sandalwood dialogue writer Guru Kashyap has succumbed to a massive heart attack on Monday night. He was 45. In his short career, Guru has penned dilaogues for over 15 moives. Some of his notable films are Sundaraga Jaana, Pushpaka Vimana, Inspector Vikram and Devaki. He has also penned dialogues for upcoming films Monsoon Raaga and Bairagi. The untimely death of Guru Kashyap has shocked the members of Sandalwood fraternity, expressing grief over Guru’s death, Dhananjaya on his Instagram page wrote, “Rest in Peace Guruprasad, u were a very good writer and good human. Ur contribution as a dialogue writer to our films Monsoon Raaga and Bhairagi is awesome, we will miss you(sic).” Aarohi Narayan post on her social media page reads, “This is so shockingI just can’t process the fact that something like this has happened… Thank you for always being patient and listening to my amateur stories and appreciating them so kindly…I’ll miss…

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‘Pedro’ Selected For Prestigious BFI London Film Festival

Natesh Hegde’s ‘Pedro’ has been moving from one strength to another in the international festival circuit. Having already been selected to feature in the New Currents section of the Busan International Film Festival, ‘Pedro’ has now made the cut at the esteemed BFI London Film Festival (65th edition) and will be part of the event’s DARE Strand. As usual, the BFI London Film Festival is segregated into various strands based on emotions and themes like Love, Laughs, Thrill, Debate, Journey, Dare, and many more. The DARE strand offers a curation of films that are confrontational in nature, as in the ones that tend to take you out of your comfort zone. This year’s Dare strand comprises films from all over the globe including the likes of ‘The Box’ (Mexico), ‘Clara Sola’ (Costa Rica), ‘Curse of the Chippendales’ (USA and others, also from the makers of…

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The Impressive Team Behind The Making Of ‘The Deadman’s Anthem’

The recent teaser from ‘Vikrant Rona’, titled The Deadman’s Anthem, has notched up a lot of praise from the digital audience. Right from the moody, almost Western-ish, art deco to the grim background vocals, the makers managed to set the right tone through the teaser in the lead-up to the film’s grand release. The video also unveiled Sudeep’s look for the first time, much to his fans’ delight, and the superstar actor looks certainly at the top of his game. And to give credit where it’s due, director Anup Bhandari took to social media a while ago to introduce the core team behind the making of the teaser and spare a few endearing words for all those involved. Revealing that the growling voice of Vikrant Rona in the video belongs to none other than Niranj Suresh, the main man behind the microphone for bands like Motherjane and Blank…

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Anant Nag To Play BG Sankeshwar In Vijay Sankeshwar Biopic

Ace actor Anant Nag will be seen in a pivotal role in the movie Vijayanand which is based on the life of bussinessman Vijay Sankeshwar. The character teaser of Anant Nag was unveiled on his birthday on Saturday. The teaser gives a peek into Anant Nag’s character B G Sankeshwar, father of Vijayshankar, who has a tremendous influence on Vijay Sankeshwar to dream big in life. Anant Nag, who will be speaking in the North Karnataka dilacet in the movie, has already left his fans in awe with his performance in the teaser. The actor, who is known for portraying a variety of roles throughout his career, will be seen in a never-seen-before look in the movie. The movie, directed by Rishika Sharma, also sees Nihal in the role of Vijay Sankeshwar. Gopi Sundar is scoring the music. Keertan Poojary and Hemanth are the cinematographers while Vasant Kulkarni is the art director. Apart from Kannada, the film,…

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Meghana Raj, Chiranjeevi Sarja’s Son Named Raayan Raj Sarja

Last October saw the birth of Meghana Raj and late Chiranjeevi Sarja’s son. He has since been fondly called Prince, Simba, Junior Chiru and Chintu among many other names. On Friday morning, the family and friends got together to officially name him. “We have chosen to name him Raayan Raj Sarja. Raayan has two meanings, one signifying a prince and the other being the gates to paradise. Prince was what he was being called by fans and loved ones already, so it felt apt. And his birth led us to a lot of happiness, so he did open the gates of paradise in all our lives in that sense. This made us choose this as the apt name,” shares Meghana. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Meghana Raj Sarja (@megsraj) Friday was a busy morning for everyone as there were two ceremonies. “We first…

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Chakravarthy Chandrachud To Direct ‘Bheemi’

Filmmaker and screenwriter Chakravarthy Chandrachud will soon embark on a really curious mission that comes in the form of a film. The former Bigg Boss contestant will be directing ‘Bheemi’, a film centered around a rather intriguing premise of a village/community that does not allow men to enter. Having chanced upon such villages during his recent expeditions, Chakravarthy Chandrachud decided on using their peculiar traditions and culture to conceive a dark crime-comedy. “It was during one of my trips with revered water conversationist Mr. Rajendra Singh when I came across a few villages in Rajasthan that are occupied only by women and no men – human or animal – are allowed to enter. And if any man were to try and get in, he will be killed without a thought. The genesis of their culture and tradition dates back to the Mahabharatha and I was so…

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Meghana Raj, Chiranjeevi Sarja’s Son Junior C Finally Has A Name

One of the most sought after celebrity children in Sandalwood for news and updates is Junior Chiru or Junior C, the son of Meghana Raj and late Chiranjeevi Sarja. The youngster has everyone waiting for his photographs and updates and the most asked question that everyone has for his mother Meghana is when he would finally get his name. Right now, he is most fondly known as Simba, Chintu, Junior Chiru and Junior C by fans and loved ones. But, it looks like he will finally get his name. Meghana, along with her friends and family, took to her social media pages to share a special video today that chronicles the jounrey of Junior C from his birth till now and also has his multiple nicknames. The video also reveals that the family will be revealing the name of the little one tomorrow, which has increased the anticipation and curiosity among everyone.…

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Bhagwan Shree Krishna Paramathma’s First Scheduled Shoot Completed

Actors Sonal Monterio and Dhruwan have wrapped up the first scheduled shoot of ‘Bhagwan Shree Krishna Paramathma’ in Bengaluru. The movie marks the debut of Dhruwan on the silver screen. The team shot in different locations like streets and markets. The project directed by Anup Antony has Yash Shetty, Yashas Surya, Suraj, Shobhraj and Balarajwadi in significant roles. The second schedule is set to begin from September 16 in Mysuru. Arjun Janya is composing the music. Dialogues are penned by Chethan Kumar, Arun Suresh is the cinematographer and Manu Gowda is the editor. Bhagwan Shree Krishna Paramathma sees Sonal Monterio and Dhruwan sharing screen space for the first time. The female protagonist was supposed to be portrayed by Aditi Prabhudeva who was replaced by Sonal due to date clashes. The movie which is set against a college backdrop has a cute love story.

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A.P. Arjun & Dhruva Sarja Begins Shooting For ‘Martin’

Dhruva Sarja is a man on a serious mission at the moment for all good reasons. Having given a nod to two back-to-back projects, the actor got things rolling without whiling away time and is already on sets, getting his hands dirty. First up in the line is his fifth film ‘Martin’ through which he reunites with his ‘Addhuri’ maker A.P. Arjun and the latest reports suggest that the duo has already begun shooting for the action-drama in Hyderabad, that too with an intense fight sequence. According to the most recent reports by a couple of online entities, the team of ‘Martin’ has flown over to Hyderabad to begin the proceedings and is currently busy canning an important action piece from the film. Ace action directors Ram and Lakshman are said to have conceived the sequence and the team is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring the highest quality.…

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Bharathi Vishnuvardhan: ‘I Thank Anirudha For This Beautiful Showcase Of My Life’

It was a star studded premiere show of Baale Bangaara, the documentary on legendary actress Bharathi Vishnuvardhan. The film has been directed by her son-in-law Anirudha Jatkar. The premiere show that was held earlier this week had a lot of noted names from the film and television industry drop in to witness the film on the big screen at a city multiplex. Bharathi, who was thrilled watching the film, shared, “I am speechless, I never expected anything like this to be done about my life. I thank Anirudha for this beautiful showcase of my life. It has been surreal to watch everything.” The film showcased not just her entire journey in the film industry, where she has acted in over five languages, but also some little known facts about her personal life, which includes details about her marital life and other such little known details. Some of…

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Vikrant Rona Glimpse, Dead Man’s Anthem Releasing On September 2

With September 2 being Indian star Kichcha Sudeep’s birthday, there is anticipation from fans with regards to his upcoming film teams to release something special for them as part of the celebrations. Today, Kichcha Sudeep took to his social media pages to announce that there would indeed be something special coming from the team of Vikrant Rona, a project that he is specially looking into with regards to promotions and marketing. The team will be releasing a glimpse into something special that will give a peek into the world of Phantom in Vikrant Rona, where Sudeep essays the titular role. View this post on Instagram A post shared by KicchaSudeepa (@kichchasudeepa) Sudeep shared, “Announcing #VikrantRonaGlimpse The Dead Man’s Anthem | Sept 2 11:05 AM #VikrantRona.” The team has been very secretive about the content in the film and have only been releasing pictures and images that not only…

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Karthik Jayaram To Play A Serial Killer In ‘Kaada’

If there’s one striking trait about actor Karthik Jayaram, it’s got to be his penchant to defy stereotypes. Having begun his career on television, where he earned the name “JK” for his role as Jay Krishna on the soap opera Ashwini Nakshatra, Karthik Jayaram has striven hard ever since to create a niche for himself by picking roles that needn’t necessarily be molded as the “hero type”. Thanks to his tall frame and physique that he carries a certain command about himself on screen and this perhaps has allowed him to explore interesting territories more freely as an actor. And one such exploration, per se, is his upcoming psychological thriller ‘Kaada – The Inbuilt Evil’ wherein he plays the titular role and is also a supersmart serial killer. “I play a character with many inherent psychological issues and the director of the film, Vishruth Naik, has based everything on…

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Sanjjanaa Galrani: I Feel Completely Drained, Financially, Personally, Legally And Emotionally

Almost a year ago, showbiz and the nightlife industry were rocked when a drug scandal broke out. While several prominent names emerged as part of the investigation, actresses Sanjjana Galrani and Ragini Dwivedi ended up spending a few months in jail. While both are currently out on conditional bail, earlier this week, there were rumours that the hair follicle samples that both had submitted for testing before being moved to jail, returned positive for substance use from the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL). When we spoke to Sanjjanaa about this development, she was upset with the speculative reports that have followed. “Life has been very difficult post the case, and only a few people stuck with me through my darkest hours. I am going through an extreme financial crisis. Friends with whom I had invested money have turned their backs on me. I feel completely drained, financially, personally, legally and emotionally. I still…

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Jagapathi Babu Joins Prabhas In ‘Salaar’ As Rajamanaar

From the producer and director of KGF CHAPTER 1 and KGF CHAPTER 2, comes yet another larger-than-life movie titled ’SALAAR’. Headlined by superstars Prabhas and Shruti Haasan, the film is a mass, action, adventure produced by Hombale Films. Today team SALAAR released an intriguing, new poster of the movie. The poster features Jagapathi Babu in the skin of Rajamanaar, a character who is going to play one of the most pivotal roles in the movie. Leaving the audience even more in anticipation of the movie, the new poster reveals little about the character. After the KGF series, this will be the third collaboration between director Prashanth Neel and Hombale Films. With 20 per cent of the shoot set in stone and the remaining portions to be canned by February 2022. A new release date is expected to be given out by the end of this year. Speaking about the poster, producer Vijay Kiragandur said, “We cannot wait to present SALAAR…

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Radhika Pandit-Yash Celebrates Varamahalakshmi Festival With Family

Actors Yash and Radhika Pandit have celebrated Varamahalakshmi festival along with their children and their family members. Yash and Radhika Pandit were in traditional attire on the occasion. Sharing the pictures, Radhika Pandit on her social media pages wrote, “Festivals are all about praying together, laughter, lots of sweets, dressing up.. basically having a good time! I hope all of you did just that. nam mane habba da celebrations!!.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Radhika Pandit (@iamradhikapandit) The star couple have celebrated the festival in their new home which they bought recently. Varamahalakshmi festival is celebrated in a grand manner in Karnataka. Even Sandalwood celebrities ring in festivities with religious fervour. Actors like Upendra, Darshan, Manvitha Kamath, Aishani Shetty, Harshika Poonacha, Yogi and many others have shared their festive wishes. On the career front, Radhika Pandit, who was last seen in the movie Aadi Lakshmi Purana, is enjoying motherhood.…

Entertainment Kannada

‘Ratnan Prapancha’ Official Trailer Out

As promised, the team of ‘Ratnan Prapancha‘ have beckoned all of us with the film’s first official trailer at the exact hour. Prior to the release of the trailer, the team had taken to social media to share a bunch of fun promo videos in the lead-up and thereby raised the expectations among the audience, who had been keenly looking forward to the film’s first look. The Rohit Padaki vehicle carried a lot of hype up till this point with a promise to feature Dhananjaya in an unusual avatar and judging by the trailer, the makers have successfully managed to keep it up. Dhananjaya plays Ratnakar in the film, a slightly crabby insurance agent whose middle-class life mostly centers around “doting” mother (played by Umashree) and her futile attempts to get him married. With Reba Monica John, Ravishankar Gowda, Anu Prabhakar, Pramod, Shruti, and others making up the…

Entertainment Kannada

‘Sapta Sagaradache Ello’ Team Kickstarts Second Schedule

After enduring a long delay due to the recent lockdown, Director Hemanth M. Rao & Co. has resumed the production of ‘Sapta Sagaradache Ello’. The team had begun the proceeding earlier this year but was later forced to put things to a halt due to the sudden surge in cases and the resulting lockdown. The romantic drama, starring Rakshit Shetty and Rukmini Vasanth, is now back on its feet and has also kickstarted the second schedule. According to a recent report in an online daily, the entire unit will get busy for a period of 35 days and shoot in Bengaluru at a stretch to wrap up a large chunk of the film. Hemanth M. Rao, while speaking to the same daily, revealed that the team will take a short break post the intense schedule and possibly head to Shivamogga to continue further. This will be Hemanth Rao and…